President Joe Biden finished up his post-Vladimir Putin summit press conference with a flash of visible irritation at a question posed by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins. Later, before he boarded Air Force One for his flight back to Washington, he spoke to reporters and said, “I owe my last questioner an apology. I shouldn’t have been such a wiseguy for the answer I gave.”
ABC’s Cecilia Vega, CBS’s Nancy Cordes, NBC’s Kristen Welker, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins and PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor open up about holding the current administration to account while lifting each other up: “We’ve got each other’s backs.”
Yamiche Alcindor, Kaitlan Collins and Weijia Jiang symbolize the test of covering a White House like none other, with a president who views the press as an enemy yet is accessible almost daily. A question may elicit a candid response, misdirection, falsehood or attack — you never know what’s coming.
President Donald Trump abruptly ended his White House news conference Monday following combative exchanges with reporters Weijia Jiang of CBS News and Kaitlan Collins of CNN.